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Comment Excited about what deubging Instructions are (Score 2) 55

I never heard of deubging before and can't seem to find a Wikipedia article on it?

However, what is stop malware from using this to avoid detection at the cpu level where there is no footprint. It could be used to disable AV endpoint software as well.

Comment Not according to HR (Score 4, Funny) 330

These resumes from India all have 10 years of programming experience in html 5 and everyone of them have a degree in mathematics or cs! It is time Americans also had such backgrounds or we can't find enough qualified workers to do differential equations for Adobe Dreamweaver

Comment Re:Well go substitute teach in inner city (Score 1) 289

I think the root of many problems is people not having any control over what they do.

Sure you do! If you do not like your job QUIT. Go get some training, go back to school, ask for a new assignment at work, go update your resume, etc. You have options. The question is why and what for? Where to run to?

If yo don't ... then that is on you. Go work at your job for 2 years and build references. THen move on if you have gaps.

People are scared of changed too much. My take on this is what do you fear more? Being stuck with a dead end job you hate for the rest of your days? Or fear taking a risk with something new? To me the former is scary than the later. If you decide not to take that jump then you need an attitude adjustment and a kick in the butt and appreciate the job you have. After all you made that choice so make it the right one etc

Comment Well go substitute teach in inner city (Score 1) 289

I did during the days of the Great Recession a few years ago. Brings a whole new perspective on what exactly is sucky :-)

On a more philosophical level for those reading this who hate their IT jobs then what would you all rather be doing? That is where I am at. I say not dealing with annoying users all day and more admin work but I could see that getting old and repetitive real fast.

Would being HR be more fun? How about boring spreadsheets and statistical analysis all day in accounting/finance?

I can't think of anything that doesn't suck sadly. I guess I come to the realization that they call it work for a reason and all jobs suck but it beats the alternative of no job at all right? I keep saying I will start a business but that is a pipe dream. No job is really a hobby. Hey, IT work pays ok and it beats most other work out there as my examples above.

Comment Re:Who cares about Flash now that HTML5 is here? (Score 1) 79

So you have no problem telling 1 out of 3 users to fword to your customers?? That is what it is as Grandma will go to a competitor.

  Remember the customer is hiring you for maximum reach of customer base. Web developmemt is different as we can't tell a cuatomer which browser to run like yours. If it aint working right on their desktop then your product is unaccwptable. Now yes you sell expensive equipment then that is different. HTML 5 is next decade technology

Comment Re:Who cares about Flash now that HTML5 is here? (Score 2) 79

You know 2012 was an exciting year for web developers.

We just started learning 1998 CSS 2.1 and HTML 4.01. Why??? IE 6 prevented us from not being behind 10 years. It killed standards and we had to wait until it hit 1% and corporations who pay for the web developers who ran IE 6 saw a scrambled mess and said HEY WHO THEY HELL DID WE HIRE etc not realizing it was their poor 10 year old browser.

My point?

Grandma on XP uses IE 8 her internets won't work unless you do flash. THat client who pays you has IE 8 from 2009 because Oracle won't update their peoplesoft app without millions of dollars.

So we have to wait until CHina too who still uses XP with updates disabled so they are all on IE 6 to upgrade too by 2020.

In 2020 we can start to learn 2010 technology while the rest of us update every 6 weeks. Sigh and face palm. Flash will be here for a very very very long time short of making a law requiring TO STOP USING ANCIENT IE

Comment Re:DSL (Score 1) 224


Comcast tried $100 a month with no TV for just Internet??! Talk about highway robbery. My dsl really sucks and feels like it's 2005 rather than 2015 with 7 megs a second. My phone losses calling and email abilities if I run Windows update. Sigh

But at least I have no caps and a $40 a month and not $100 price

Comment Re:Would prefer to know before the transplant. (Score 4, Informative) 21

That's exactly the point of this, isn't it? The article says (bold added): "The new sensor can predict, before transplantation, which donated lungs will malfunction."

According to the article, the previous tests took too long, so by the time test results came back, the lung would no longer be viable to transplant. This one can get results faster, so surgeons can wait around 30 minutes before deciding whether to go ahead with the transplant or not.

Comment Try NextStep (Score 4, Informative) 337

That was a sexy geek OS on top of Unix back in the day before it morphed into present day MacOSX when Steve Jobs brought it along to Apple.

It had right mouse button clicking and the menus and dockable icons and launchers (though were not on the buttom) but the concept was part of Windows 95 to its core with the start menu emulating much of it.

AfterStep which was Robs founder of slashdot favorite back in the day as well as WindowMaker were WM's which tried to clone part of the functionality into Linux at the turn of the century. WindowMaker was the most popular before Kde and then Gnome started to mature to what we have today.

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